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Each week, Rick joins his buddy Sully to talk tech on the Limpert Tech "SullyCast on ALT 105.7, formerly TalkRadio 640 WGST

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Saturday
Mar232019

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - 3/23/19 Tech for Spring Break

Millions of college students, families and those looking for warmer climates have either already jetted off to or are planning to head to Spring Break in the coming days or weeks.



Rick has some perfect items to pack along with the swimsuits and sunscreen! Have a listen:




1.  Lucyd Loud Shades
www.lucyd.co

Lucyd LOUD. Proper prescription-ready frames combined with a Bluetooth headset—now you’re talking LOUD.

This stylish line of Bluetooth-enabled eyewear uses bone conduction technology and a built-in mic to let you play music, make calls and use your voice assistant handsfree. The open-ear sound allows you to hear your environment as well as your audio content, meaning you can still carry a conversation while listening to a podcast. And with the ability to perform many everyday smartphone tasks from the Loud, you can finally stop taking your phone out every minute. You can answer calls, skip tracks in your playlist or even summon Siri just by using the intuitive touchpad on the side of the shades.

Order these smart tech frames with polarized sunglass lenses or have them filled with your  prescription, and enjoy all the perks of strolling through the sunshine earbud-free.
Lucyd LOUD Highlights:

•    Bone conduction speakers deliver hi-fi audio (audible to others at high volume)
•    Flexible temples create an adjustable and comfortable fit
•    Built-in microphone and trackpad are easy to use
•    More stylish than earbuds, headsets, and headphones
•    Listen to music and podcasts discreetly
•    More comfortable than holding a phone for an entire conversation
•    Available in prescription, clear, polarized, blue light blocking and more
•    Charging cable, manual, cloth and a case comes included
•    Recommended for iPhone 7 and newer and Samsung Galaxy S8 and newer
•    Refer a friend and get up to 11% cash back via lucyd.leaddyno.com
•    Free US shipping with fast FedEx shipping available to rest of world.
 

2. Buddha Board
http://www.buddhaboard.com/

Relax your mind and commit to truly living in the moment with the Buddha Board, a modern tool for rediscovering the ancient Zen artform.

Buddha Board Highlights:
Reusable -- As the water dries a clean slate appears, letting you create and draw over and over again.
Relaxing -- Practice being in the moment as you put brush to board and enjoy the art of letting go as you watch your brushstrokes slowly disappear.
Fun for Ages 5-105 -- Children love using it to draw and practice their letters, while adults use it to calm their minds after work, when traveling, or during the stressful holiday season.
Travel-Friendly -- The original board measures in at 12”x9.5”x1/4” and the Mini Buddha Board at 5”x5”x1/5” for easy portability and movement.

 

3. Pluggerz Swim
www.pluggerz.com

Keep your ears safe.
Pluggerz are the situation-specific earplugs that reduce volume without losing clarity of experience and overall health. For Pluggerz, it’s not about cancelling noise, it’s about “regulating” it, using innovative technology that makes it possible to adapt to situations including sleep, loud music, airplane travel, swimming and more.

Trouble with sensitive ear canals? Then having water in the ears is particularly annoying and sometimes painful. Pluggerz Swim are specially developed for swimming, bathing and showering. These unique earplugs close the ear canal during swimming and keep the ear canal watertight, but do not affect hearing. Made of flexible silicone and hypoallergenic material that is durable and keeps its shape. This keeps the ears dry and prevents pressure in the ears.
Each type of situation-specific Pluggerz uses different technology to ensure different effects:

·         Pluggerz Swim helps prevent infection by closing the ear canal so water cannot get trapped, but does not affect hearing so you can still hear while wearing them.


4. Samsonite electronic luggage scale


Do you like to see how much those bags weigh? Just hook it to the handle of your suitcase and lift. It weighs your luggage up to 80 pounds. Get it on eBay for $18.99.
 

5. Ultimate Ears myBOOM 3

A customizable Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth speaker as unique as you are, created through the all-new online myBOOM Studio portal available online and at select T-Mobile store locations.
https://www.ultimateears.com/en-us/wireless-speakers/boom-3.html
 
myBOOM 3 features eight available colors for the speaker cap, icons and spine, eight colors for the hanging loop and 12 available high-performance fabric colorways, including seven exclusive to the myBOOM Studio. Additional customization allows you to engrave a message on the spine of each speaker, be that a name, date, message, quote or whatever it is that makes this speaker truly yours.

Fabric designs like Jungle Bell, NY Kitty or Frozen Kingdom, or manifest your creativity with Marble Marvel, Blue Dreams and Berry Fun. With twelve fabrics and eight color options for the caps, spine, loop and volume buttons, your options are boundless. Additional colors and fabrics will become available over time. It’s your speaker, your canvas, and your style.


All speakers designed using the myBOOM Studio have the same product features as BOOM 3, including its 360 degree sound and deep bass, portable size, Magic Button, compatibility with the POWER UP charging dock and IP67 rating for staying waterproof and dustproof. myBOOM 3 speakers also work with PartyUp, so they can be paired with up to 150 of any generation BOOM or MEGABOOM speaker for even fuller sound.  All for $179.99

Saturday
Jan122019

Limpert Tech on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio 1/12/19 - Rick's Picks CES 2019

Rick is back from The Consumer Electronics Show

 
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to 
What caught Rick's eye as new and innovative?
He and Sully discuss:
1.   CES is bigger than ever
Rick has attended many a CES, but this year it was so big.
Rick seems to think he saw less of what was there than ever before...
Number of startups keeps growing 1,200 companies exhibiting at the show’s Eureka Park, vie for funding and new partnerships.
More than 4,500 companies will operate booths at the convention, about 18 times the number of exhibitors in New York during the first CES in 1967.
Millions and millions of square feet of convention space
2. The Rocking Bed - based in Georgia
Have you ever wondered why so many children fall asleep while riding in a vehicle? Perhaps you have experienced the relaxation that often comes from traveling by car also. For generations, new mothers from all walks of life have understood how the gentle motion of rocking can promote relaxation and provide better quality sleep. Rocking chairs, bassinets, swings, and other popular baby items all attest to the power of the gentle sway associated with rocking.
This gentle rocking motion works wonders for infants and babies, but what about adults? As it turns out, this same rocking motion is also beneficial for adults of all ages. Our specially designed rocking beds were designed to simulate the same motion obtained in infant cribs to enhance sleep and promote a deeper level of relaxation.
What is a Rocking Bed?
The patent-pending rocking beds for adults were designed to be fitted with your existing bed to provide the ability to create a gentle rocking motion while you sleep. We believe in keeping things simple, and our rocking bed is no exception to this rule. It doesn't have an excessive amount of unnecessary bells and whistles but rather focuses on the necessary components needed to provide a gentle and relaxing motion that has been scientifically proven to enhance sleep quality.
It's about $3500 to have your bed turned into a Rocking Bed
 
3. Hey Touch and Hey Bracelet
Pre-order now - get a pair of bracelets for $115
Everyone wants to be close to their loved ones. But sometimes there’s just too much distance. It becomes impossible to hold that one special person. Until now. HEY bracelet lets you feel your loved one, no matter the distance.
HEY offers you more than words. It’s an innovative bracelet that really makes you feel connected to a loved one. HEY uses a unique technology to send your touch as far as needed. It’s the first bracelet that mimics a real human touch. Not a mechanical vibration or buzzing sensation, but an actual gentle squeeze.
The HEY app
This app makes sure all your little squeezes reach the other bracelet directly and it keeps track of your love stats. The HEY app will be available for Android and iOS.
 
4. LumiCharge 2.0  - Saving space and not seeing all those cables and cords
The LumiCharge charges any phone or device, with a rotating selector for the type of charging connector which can be Lightning, micro USB or USB-C.  There are also two USB-A ports for charging other devices. 
The second generation also includes a 10 W Qi charger.
The LED lighting portion of the system is flexible, in that you can choose from three different color temperature settings.  The LED can enter be turned on manually, or can be activated by an infrared motion sensor, and new in the second generation, a light sensor so you can turn on the lamp when it gets dark.
 
5. Food Marble
Digestive difficulties can be very frustrating, and we want to help. FoodMarble AIRE is a portable breath test device and connected app. While doctors have used this type of breath analysis for years, this is the first personal device of its kind. We designed it to help the millions of people who experience digestive difficulties.
 
6. Mobile Edge bags
Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge provides durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, and more for busy travelers, students, professionals, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.
Rick received a  CORE Gaming Backpack
Designed by gamers for gamers, Mobile Edge’s award-winning CORE Gaming Backpack provides easy-access storage, power on-the-go, and transportation for most popular models of gaming laptops (17″ – 18″), plus dedicated compartments for gaming accessories, such as keyboards, controllers, headphones, and even snacks and drinks! It’s also TSA checkpoint-friendly, features a trolley strap for stacking on top of other luggage, and is constructed of rugged ballistic nylon that delivers style, comfort, and reliability for a lifetime of quality, guaranteed by Mobile Edge.
 

Saturday
Dec222018

LimpertTech with Sully on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Last Minute Gadget and Tech Ideas

You are among the millions of Americans that have waited until the last minute to either start or finish your holiday shopping!
If you've waiting and are stick, Rick and Sully are here to help. Have a listen:
 
Last Minute Gadget Gift Ideas
1.  Cases for your devices
Catalyst makes great cases for all of your devices like smartphones, tablets, etc.
Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, announced the 100% waterproof case for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are available today, in time for the Holidays.  Waterproof cases for iPhone XR are available for and will be ready to ship after the New Year. The case offers the same industry-leading waterproof rating as the Catalyst case for the iPhone X, which boasts up to 33ft (10m) waterproof protection and 6.6ft (2m) drop protection.
They are also making cases for your AirPods.
 
2. Notebooks like Rocketbooks or Blu Notebooks
Reusable notebooks from Rocketbook
Blu Notebooks - notebooks that have a unique look of Blueprints
 
3. Wearables
Pick up a wearable deivice for that hard to buy for person on their list and let them have some fun with it. There are wearables from Fitbit, Misfit, Nike etc.
Also good for those looking to improve their fitness in the new year.
 
4. Chargers -  Solpro Helios Smart Solar Charger - it’s 40% off, only $35
HELIOS SMART™ - Meet the solar powered smart charger that goes wherever you go. The Helios Smart can charge up your smartphone after just 90 minutes soaking up the sun’s rays. It’s all possible thanks to the tri-fold solar panel array and three high-efficiency solar panels.
Plus, with two USB outputs and one USB input, it can take a charge from your laptop, desktop, or wall outlet. Get Helios Smart and get off the grid. All this lightweight booster needs to keep your devices charged is a quick suntan.
Fast Facts
In direct sunlight, Helios Smart collects enough solar energy for a 3X charge in 5 to 6 hours.
The dual USB ports let you charge two devices at once.
Maximum Power Point Tracking Technology (MPPT) boosts charging performance even in less-than-ideal conditions.
Charges: Smartphones, Tablets, Music Players, Handheld Video Game Systems, Cameras
 
5.  For Smartphone Camera Photographers - LitraTorch  $79

Tiny. Powerful. Rechargeable. Waterproof. Bright as a coastal lighthouse at full power. The LITRA LitraTorch Photo and Video light packs 800 lumens of light—that is 4x more light than my super-bright cycling headlight—in a tiny little package that can slip directly from your holiday stocking into your camera bag and easily satisfy dozens of artificial-illumination needs.
 
6. Coffee or Coffeeshop Gift Cards
There may be no more appreciated gift by those that love coffee, than coffee itself or a coffeeshop gift card... think Starbucks, Scooter's or your local coffee haven.
Maybe it's individual coffees like Grass Fed Coffee
 
Or Coffee companies that give back, like Fire Dept. Coffee
If there’s one thing we learned during our years in the military and fire service, it’s that a good cup of coffee and a well-timed jolt of caffeine are essential for long nights and high-octane lifestyles.
We also discovered that we had a true passion for roasting high-quality coffee beans, so we made it our mission to make great-tasting, easy-drinking coffee for hard working people everywhere.
It’s received the stamp of approval from firehouses, job sites, and offices all across the country.
We guarantee quality, so every batch of Fire Department Coffee is fresh roasted. You order. 
We roast. We deliver. It’s that simple.
** 10% of proceeds from every order goes towards supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders. It’s great coffee for a great cause. Together, we’re helping take care of our nation’s heroes, one cup at a time.
Saturday
Nov242018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Kids Tech for the Holidays

Sully is off in Amsterdam this week, so Rick is joined by his longtime assistant and intern, Axel as they discuss some great holiday gift ideas for Kids and the little ones this holiday season.

From toys to science and math tech to drones and compuer-related items. Kids have it made these days.
They talk some of their favorites.

Have a listen:




Kid's Tech Gift Ideas

1.  KIBO robot kit, from KinderLab Robotics

A unique robot toy that engages even the youngest children in active STEM/STEAM Learning. With KIBO, 4-7 year olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO kids' imaginations soar - all without requiring screen time!

Even if you've heard of KIBO before, there are a few new updates and add-ons that we have this year! This year there us a new activity center guidebook, 4 new module guides, a free throw extension and a marker extension set. http://kinderlabrobotics.com/ extensions-and-more/ and http://kinderlabrobotics.com/blog/press-releases/kinderlab-robotics-introduces-free-throw-extension-set-for-kibo-robot/.

Designed for open-ended play, KIBO lets kids make almost anything - a character from a story, a carousel, a dancer, a race car - anything the child can think of. They plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button and watch their creation go!
When children build, code and decorate their own robot, they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in STEM/STEAM and future careers. Developed by Dr. Marina Bers after 20 years of child development research at Tufts University, KIBO is used in 54 countries and has been tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers.

KIBO is designed to teach children aged 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screentime. It serves as an open platform on which students can imagine and create their own robot. Students plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button—and the robot comes alive.
 

2. Buddyphones
www.buddyphones.com


BUDDYPHONES WIRELESS WAVE
The world's only waterproof and wireless kids headphones, they also feature four distinct SafeAudio listening modes.  12 hours of battery life, starting at $49.99.

3. Octopus Watch V2
https://www.heyjoy.io/

Octopus Watch Motion Edition is the first icon-based watch that empowers kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time, while also encouraging them to stay active with its new fitness tracker. Kids are alerted by icons what they should be doing... creating good habits.
 


4. SparkChess
www.sparkchess.com

Something to do with family and friends over the holidays!

Keep the connection alive with family members around the globe with the age-old game of chess. The world’s first online chess game is here to deliver a first-class gaming experience to families and friends everywhere this holiday season. Grandparents and adults alike get the opportunity to teach the children of the family important strategy building techniques through the educational benefits that come along with this game.
Sparkchess is as accessible to experts as it is to novices, kids, and anyone else who wants to discover how enjoyable this ancient strategy board game really is. SparkChess is available in both free and premium versions, and delivers touchscreen chess online for Windows computers or Macs (Premium version: $14.99) as well as on an app for both Android and iOS users (Premium version: $6.99).
 

5.  Sphero products including...
Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen
    RRP: $299

Disney Cars Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer that’s packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before. Being a Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro. Use the app to build racing strategy. When you're not training, kick back and relax by watching Disney Cars with Lightning while he reacts to the movie. This. Is. Lightning McQueen. Faster than fast, quicker than quick... The Sphero Ultimate Lightning Mcqueen Vehicle is lightning.
 

Animated eyes
Animatronic mouth
Emotive suspension, actions, and speech Connects to phone app where you can build racing strategy or unlock more tools to gain a competitive edge
Reacts to the movie Disney Pixars Cars when playing
Sphero offers a range of amazing products for kids. Prices vary, but you can feel confident that you're going to get fantastic quality from this robotics company.

Star Wars fans will love the app-controlled Sphero R2-D2 and Sphero BB-9E, while Disney fans will enjoy the Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen and the Sphero Spider-Man.

On the other hand, the Sphero Bolt and SPRK+ are both fun and educational, designed to inspire kids to learn to code, as is the pint-sized (and priced) Sphero Mini.

Sphero Mini
$49.99

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $25 IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
Product Description
Sphero Mini packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robotic ball. Drive, play games, learn to code, and more.
 

Sunday
Oct142018

Limpert Tech "SullyCast" on ALT 105.7 and iHeartRadio - Halloween Gadgets and Tech

Halloween is about two weeks away.

Each year, Rick takes a look at some new fun gadgetes and tech for Halloween.


Have a listen to Rick and Sully talking Halloween Tech!


1. 3D Printing of Your Next Costume

- Can't find the perfect or exact costume you want to wear?

A 3D printer might be able to get you exactly what you want
 Fire up that printer and check out our list of 3D-printable masks and costume pieces to get all geared up for this year’s spooking.

You can make masks, crowns, horns other accessories

Some great ideas for your 3D printing can be found here: https://techentourage.net/?p=21832

 

2.  AtmosFX digital decoration kit
www.atmosfx.com

Back again, is one of Rick's favorites, the ability to digitally decorate with AtmosFX

Create your own haunted house or haunted display.
Digital decorating brings your haunted Halloween home to life. This year, AtmosFX has 4 new Digital Decorations to wow your neighbors and leave trick-or-treaters and party goers delighted. Set them up with an AtmosFX projection kit or any TV monitor and get ghoulish!

1. Halloween Zombie Bash
A cast of zany zombies dance, jam, and haunt their way into your heart — and if you're not careful, into your brain. Includes three lively dance routines, a five piece undead band playing a macabre tune, and two sets of playful scares.

2. Terrors from Beyond
The barrier between planes is perilously thin and now a group of demonic creatures are trying to smash their way into our world. Woe unto us all if they succeed! This collection includes four terrifying scenes that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

3. Sinister Shadows
Mobs of threatening shadows are up to deeds most foul — lurking, lunging, slinking, and stalking! A gravedigger is working late. Armed figures lumber through the night with murderous intent and even the dead are not resting in peace. These four sinister decorations will transform your display into a uniquely creepy environment.

4. Halloween Monster Bash
Sure to become a party favorite, Halloween Monster Bash includes all the classic movie monsters of the silver screen: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Werewolf, Mummy, and a Witch — all getting their grooves on in four dance routines. These include the Chiller Moonwalk, the Boogieman-woogie, the Twisted Twist, and the Halloween Hootenanny. Halloween Monster Bash also includes both spooky and silly scares. (Halloween Monster Bash to be released at the end of September).

Additional Halloween Digital Decorations and gear can be purchased on AtmosFX’s website and don’t worry about putting these away after Halloween. AtmosFX makes Digital Decorations for year-round celebrations!

Hot Digital Decorating Trends for Halloween:

• Haunted graveyard in your front yard!
Anyone can build a tombstone graveyard in their front yard, but why not bring yours to life with Sinister Shadows and a phantom gravedigger shadow that roams among the dead?
https://atmosfx.com/collections/decorations/products/sinister-shadows
 

3. Colorful Art Co. Face Paint Kit For Kids
$24
Amazon

16 different colors. You can blend them together to create new colors. Paints are water-based, so they wash right off.
 



4.  CardFool.com

The leaders in hilarious eCards and traditional greeting cards, have designed a collection of cards. For just $3.99, you can add your own personalized message and mail directly to anyone in the U.S. This can all be done right on your smartphone by downloading the CardFool app.
 

5.   DAVIDsTEA Halloween Collection
https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/

This will make you stand out! These teas are just the right amount of freaky and fun, and sure to satisfy any party-goer who ring that door bell.
From Peanut Butter Cup or Monster Mash to Pumpkin Pie Matcha, you don't need a magic wand to cast an eerie spell over your house for Halloween. See below for more info.

DAVIDsTEA Magic Potion Brewing Kit: The box opens like a spell book and includes a potion recipe. Clear printed glass infusers-less nordic mug with juicer lid. 50g of Magic Potion loose tea in printed tin. 10 pack of filters in cello.   
DAVIDsTEA Color Changing Nordic Mug: Comes with a fine stainless steel infuser and a lid that doubles as a saucer. Plus the design is heat-sensitive, so when you poor in your hot tea, the pattern changes color. Like you need another excuse to refill your cup again!

DAVIDsTEA Stainless Steel Bottle - Special Edition: Sleek, stylish and practical, this in-house special edition designed leakproof tea bottle is a real winner. It’s got a powerhouse insulator that keeps tea hot or cold for hours. The double-walled stainless steel construction helps protect your hands from heat and condensation. And if you want to make an iced tea, the bottom unscrews so you can add ice. It’s a real steel.
DAVIDsTEA Twist Tumbler: When it comes to sipping on the move, this handsome ceramic and stainless steel tumbler is your new best friend. You’ll love its splashproof lid designed to open and close with one smooth twist. Plus it’s got a double-walled core to keep your tea hot or iced for hours – who can say no to that? With its fun-to-hold texture, it’s the classiest way to enjoy your favourite brew on the go. Just twist and sip!
DAVIDsTEA Perfect Spoon: It’s small, but has great powers. By helping you measure your loose-leaf tea correctly, it will ensure a perfect brew every time. Not too strong, not too weak. You’ll love it. Just the high-quality heft of the stainless steel is enough to make us want to buy another.
DAVIDsTEA does Halloween like no other and that's we’re excited to share everything that DAVIDsTEA has to offer. For purchases please visit DAVIDsTEA.com and DAVIDsTEA stores. @davidstea.
 
 6. CASE Relay
Uninterruptible Power for Your Camera for $99

www.micronovelty.com
Continually power your camera with USB battery packs
Case Relay Camera Power System (CPS) lets you power your camera continually with an external battery pack or wall power, providing peace of mind knowing you have an uninterrupted power source for your camera.
With Case Relay, you’ll never run out of power and never need to stress about forgetting your camera batteries. If you’re shooting and get low on battery power, simply swap out external batteries throughout your shoot. Case Relay’s internal UPS battery will keep your camera powered while you exchange external batteries.
Hot swap batteries mid-shooting with no downtime
No need to purchase multiple camera batteries
Compatibile wiht most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Blackmagic and Olympus cameras and many Sony NP-F L-Series video monitors and lights
Can be adapted to work with D-Tap batteries with D-Tap to USB Power Converter
More cost effective than purchasing multiple proprietary camera batteries
Power sources are non-proprietary. Power your camera with the same 5V battery you use to charge phones or tablets.

Never need to charge camera batteries again. And never run out power.

Compatible with most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, and Olympus cameras. Check to confirm your camera model is supported.